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BA (Hons) Specialist Sports Journalism*

University of Derby Number 1 University in the East Midlands for graduate employment

Why choose this course?

From the Olympics to Premiership football, our nation’s passion for sports coverage has never been stronger. If you’d like to be part of the action as a sports journalist, this course delivers the skills, knowledge, practical experience and professional contacts you need.

  • Choose a university with an excellent reputation for developing the media professionals of the future: we were ranked in the top ten for journalism in the Guardian university league table for 2017
  • Build high-level skills in researching and producing compelling print, radio, TV and online sports stories
  • Harness the latest digital technologies which are transforming the way we receive and engage with sports coverage
  • Take a unique opportunity to focus on the sport of your choice – from cricket, rugby or football to minority sports
  • Gain invaluable experience through work placements, employer-led projects and opportunities to study abroad
  • Be inspired by our team of highly experienced tutors with strong media backgrounds and extensive contacts
  • Learn in our exceptional facilities which include TV and radio studios plus a fully equipped newsroom
  • This is a new course starting in September 2017 (*subject to approval).
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